Lately in the world of beer, every year is better than the last, and this list is a testament to just how good beer drinkers had it in 2015.
World-class and innovative beers were brewed right in our backyards, or brought to it. There was so much column fodder this year that worthy stories -- new releases from Wisconsin or the Madison area, new-to-us breweries selling beer in this market for the first time -- went untold.
But this is the best of the best -- beers that were new this year or had key connections to the beer year that was 2015. Enjoy.
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Reading the tea leaves on breweries soon to begin selling in Wisconsin, and a take on PicoBrew, the Keurig of homebrewing.